Art Stroll

Residents and visitors are invited to attend a Public Art Stroll, during which time many of the artists in Westfield's "Art Takes Flight" project will be stationed at their butterflies to discuss their work and answer any questions.

Face coverings and proper social distancing practices are required to participate in the artists’ discussions. The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 9 for this interactive experience, although the butterflies remain available for viewing at any time.

At the conclusion of the exhibit in the fall, some butterflies will be auctioned off to fund future public art installations, and some will be permanently installed in Westfield’s parks.

A map of the butterfly exhibits is here.

Sat, August 08
11:30 am — 1:30 pm
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Residents and visitors are invited to attend a Public Art Stroll, during which time many of the artists in Westfield's "Art Takes Flight" project will be stationed at their butterflies to discuss their work and answer any questions.

Face coverings and proper social distancing practices are required to participate in the artists’ discussions. The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 9 ...

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To the Editor:

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Westfield Police Blotter: Vehicle Burglaries, Unlocked Cars, Marijuana Arrest

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The following is the Westfield Police blotter for Sept. 7 – Sept. 12. The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity. All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

9/7/2020 10:26 a.m.

Attempted Motor Vehicle Burglary

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